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“Since when do we call it a “town hall” meeting when a bunch of pre-screened experts ask the president a bunch of pre-approved questions in the East Wing of the White House?” Michael Cannon asked in the Corner at National Review Online. Good question!
The president held a so-called “town hall” meeting with a pre-selected audience last Wednesday under the benevolent auspices of ABC. Critics, other opinions, and disagreement were not included. Republicans formally requested a chance to participate or time to respond, but those who were not fully in the Obama tank were not invited.
Health Care experts from the Cato Institute respond, in the video above, with some of the information you need. Much of the ObamaCare plan is based on the idea that there is a best treatment for any situation, and with a modern Internet technology approach, and with all your health records online, the government can choose the best care for everyone, and by “incentivising” [fining the doctors who don’t follow the rules] best care, they think they will improve care and reduce costs. “One size fits all” says Michael Cannon.
But it doesn’t work that way. My next-door neighbor can take only very small amounts of medicine. A full dose knocks her out. I need the full dose and then some. And as far as government management is concerned, a couple of notes. When the car czar and his czarettes made the decision to close a large number of Chrysler dealerships [a very odd decision, since the dealerships were not owned by Chrysler, but were independent businesses privately owned, who bought their stock of vehicles from Chrysler], Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) immediately went to Chrysler to make sure that the dealer in his district, who was on the closure list, stayed in business. This is only a tiny sample of how government control works.
These people are politicians and bureaucrats. What do they know about running the health care of 300 million people? Canada has 33 million people and cannot manage their health care. Great Britain has 66 million people, and theirs is a mess. Even Massachusetts, population about 6.5 million, has a new health care plan that is a flop. But the Great and Wonderful Obama —who has never run as much as a candy store — is perfectly sure that he can manage the whole system, cover the uninsured, reduce costs and insure a healthier, happier America.
The one thing that you most need to know about the “Kennedy Health Care Bill” working its way through the Senate, is that members of Congress, and the Administration and whoever else is currently on the admirable health care plan that they all love are excused from ever participating in the Health Care Plan they stick the rest of us with. And Obama has excused his friends in the Unions from any tax on their benefits.
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